Living at Marine Drive
Marine Drive is a mix of high-rise and low-rise buildings, surrounding beautiful green space and a modern Commonsblock. Suites are designed for students seeking space, privacy, and a relaxed communal atmosphere. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of the ocean and campus can be spectacular.
- Year Round and Winter Session
- Mainly upper year and graduate students
- Furnished kitchens, living areas and private bedrooms
- Internet access (Wi-Fi + Ethernet port)
- Single gender roommate assignments
- 1,605 beds: 307 four-bedrooms, 29 three-bedrooms, 7 two-bedrooms, 274 studios
- Studios: minimum age is 19
- Eligibility requirements
Marine Drive Front Desk
2205 Lower Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Rooms at Marine Drive
Suite includes desk and bed, kitchen area with table, closet, and separate bathroom.
Private bedrooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.
Private bedrooms with a area bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.
Private bedrooms with two shared bathrooms, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.
Marine Drive Photo Gallery
Facilities at Marine Drive
The hub for many residence activities, Includes: Wi-Fi, fitness room, group study spaces, meeting rooms, ballroom, and fireside lounge. The Point Grill restaurant is nearby.
Available 24 hours a day for support and administrative services.
Sort It Out!
Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Marine Drive has a large sorting area with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste, charitable donations, and trash.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located on the ground-level of each building.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Outdoor bicycle storage is available.
Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.
Health & Safety
Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.
Marine Drive suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.
UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.
Marine Drive Residence Life
“You will make new friendships that last a lifetime and have plenty of support for those tough assignments and exams.” – Marine Drive resident
Marine Drive’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member and more than 25 student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.